Matar ki Kheer is unique but delicious, rich ,creamy kheer recipe made from fresh green peas / Matar.It is easy recipe prepeared with steamed or cooked or frozen peas.It is healthy kheer to satisfy your sweet buds too...
                     Whether it is a  festive Occasion or a Party ,the dessert counter would be incomplete without this unique Matar Ki Kheer or Green Peas Kheer. Try this Ugadi this Unique Matar ki Kheer.

Prep Time : 20 minutes
Cook time : 21-25 minutes
Serve : 4
Level Of Cooking : Easy
Recipe : Sweet and Desserts


Ingredients

Green Peas / Matar - 1 1/2 cups
Water - 1 1/2 cup (for cooking)
Milk - 7-8 tablespoons of milk to add while grinding the boiled peas

Ingredients for matar kheer

Milk - 4 cups
Ghee - 3 tsps
Sugar - 3/4 cup or as required
Green cardamom powder - a pinch or 1/8 tsp
Saffron (kesar) a pinch (optional)
Pistachios sliced few for garnish (optional)
Raisins 2 tablespoons (optional)

Method:-

Green Peas / Matar
 1) First remove green peas from pods.
2) Rinse green peas with water .
3) Pressure cook green peas in a cooker with 1 1/2 cup water till 2-3 whistles .If you are using frozen peas it will take shorter time to cook.
4) Strain and allow the cooked peas to cool.
5) Keep aside a few green peas for garnish, grind the remaining green peas to a smooth puree in a mixer by adding 7-8 tablesppons of milk.


6) Heat ghee in a deep non stick pan,then lower the flame and add the green peas puree and saute for 5 minutes stirring continuously.
7) Remove from fire and keep it aside.
8) Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame for 5 minutes.


9) Add the green peas puree to the boiled milk. Mix well.
10)  Cook on a low flame stirring frequently for fifteen to twenty minutes, or until the milk is reduced to half.


11) Add sugar, green cardamom powder, raisins and sliced pistachio nuts. Add saffron strands .Mix well.
12) Cook for about 5 minutes on a low flame, stirring constantly.
For thicker consistency of the kheer ,you can cook for some more minutes.. For thin consistency of kheer ,cook for less time.
13) Switch off the flame.
14) Once kheer cools it will thicken. When kheer comes to room temperature then refrigerate.


15) Serve chilled or warm.
16) While serving garnish with remaining green peas , pistachios,raisins or saffron strands.

Tips:-

1) Kheer will last for 2 days in fridge.



Capsicum is the versatile vegetable which is available throughout the year.They are available  in different colors such as yellow, red, green, and orange.Capsicum are a great combination of tangy taste and crunchy texture.Capsicum has nutrients like vitamins A, B6,C and K, carotenoids and dietary fiber which makes them immensely beneficial for the overall good health. Capsicum can be used to prepare curries,sambar, capsicum rice,capsicum chutney,capsicum raita etc.

                   This Capsicum Peanut dry curry is very easy to make and delicious to eat.  I like the crunchiness of capsicum and taste being enhanced by nutty peanut powder. Try this out.

Ingredients:-

3 cups Capsicum (cubed)
1 medium sized Onion
3 tbsp Peanuts coarse powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp Salt ( to taste)
1/2 tsp Turmeric
4 teaspoons Oil
1 tsp red chilli powder
A pinch Hing /Asafoetida

Method:-

1) Take a pan and dry roast peanuts in it till light brown .Cool it then grind it into a coarse powder.


2) Wash the capsicum and chop them into small cubes. Discard the seeds.
3) Finley chop the onions.



4) In a non stick pan add oil and then add the mustard seeds and  cumin seeds. When they splutter then add hing and then add the finely chopped onions and cubed capsicum .


5) Add Turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
6) Let this cook on medium low flame covered for few minutes. There is no need to add water. Stir in between frequently so that it doesn't get burned.
7) Ensure that capsicum gets cooked but still remains crunchy.


8) Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder ,crushed peanut powder and mix well.
Saute for 2 minutes then switch off the stove.
Serve hot with Chapatis ,Phulkas ,roti , Rice and dal.

Tip:-

Tricolor capsicum can be used to make this curry more colorful. 

                     On the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, Hindu devotees  observe Shivratri Vrat or Upvaas or fast...Devotees observe a strict fast on  Mahashivaratri. They do not consume anything other than the diet formulated especially for the occasion.Some devotees observe nirahar vrat( meaning not eating food and  drinking even beverages like tea, milk or even water).
                    While some people who can't keep nirahar vrat eat a diet which is without anything made with rice, pulses or wheat. The devotees may eat fruits and drink tea, milk or coffee during the fast, if they have not observed nirahar vrat (fasting without the consumption of any form of food).

                        Those who fast, diligently follow the set rules as to what can be eaten and what should not be eaten. The food taken during mid-day consists of non-cereal preparations made without using onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder,rai etc. Instead ingredients such as cumin seeds, rock salt and chillies are used.  The sweets can be of milk without the use of lentils .  No meal is taken during the night. After a night long worship of the Lingam, the fast is broken the next morning.

Sendha namak (rock salt) is used to prepare the food for the fast.

 33 Awesome  recipes for Maha Shivaratri  Festival. The collection includes Fasting or vrat snack recipes, desserts, healthy beverages and filling meal recipes. So, celebrate the festival of Maha Shivaratri and enjoy your day of fasting with our special recipes for Maha Shivaratri fasting.

Some families follow a very restricted diet and do not consume red chilli powder ,groundnut powder also .Please leave them out and follow your family vrat guidelines.

Here are some recipes that are suitable for Maha Shivaratri celebrations and which you can prepare easily during the occasion.
 

Click on the names for detailed recipe.....



Vrat Ke Chawal Rajgira Poori Aloo Tikki
Coconut Burfi /Nariyal Burfi Sweet Potato Fries Dahiwale Aloo



Coconut Chutney Sukhi Arbi Vrat wale aloo / Potato Curry


Sweet Potato Halwa Thandai Bottle Gourd Halwa / Lauki Halwa


Sabudana Khichadi Sabudana Vada Sabudana Thalipeeth


Kuttu Ki Puri Jeera Aloo Peanut Curd Chutney


Apple Halwa Guava Halwa / Peru Halwa Papaya Halwa


Sago /Sabudana Ladoo Sago Kheer / Sabudana Kheer Peanut Ladoo


Apple Banana Shake Badam Milk Apricot Almond Delight


Strawberry Lassi Strawberry Smoothie Orange  Sweet Lime Juice


Paneer Kheer Shrikhand Milky Fruit Salad


Fasting Rules may Vary from one family to another.So check before trying any Fasting Recipe from the Website.
Wish You all Happy and Prosperous Maha Shivaratri  !!!



Sweet potato fries is one of the  popular Indian crunchy snacks recipe for fasting, which peoples oftenly prepare at the time of festivals like Navratri ,Maha shiva ratri ,Ekadashi etc. It is very simple and easy to make. They look similar to french fries but taste is different. Kids will love it.
These fries are perfect to munch with tea also.Try this out yummy Sweet potato fries.

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 20 mins
Serves: 2
Recipe Category: Snacks / Fasting


 Ingredients :-

   Sweet Potatoes //Yam /Ratale/Chilkada Dumpa/sakkaravalli kizhangu -2 medium size
   Oil -for deep frying
   Paprika or chilli powder as needed
   Rock Salt  or sendha namak as needed
   Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp


  Method:-

1) Wash, peel and cut Sweet Potatoes to desired size and shape or like french fries.Put them immediately in water to avoid blackening.


 

2) Avoid cutting very thin slices.
3) Boil water in a bowl and add the salt then add  sweet potato wedges in it for few minutes.


4) The wedges need to be soft or half cooked.Make sure they are not overcooked or falling apart.
5) Once done drain the water and pat dry sweet potatoes with clean towel  or paper towel.


6) Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying, make sure that oil should be  hot or you can shallow fry also.
7) Put the wedges in oil, fry them until become golden brown, crispy and tender.


8) Now take them out in a tissue paper so the excess oil absorbs.



9) After frying all the fries take them in a bowl .
10)While the fries are still hot add salt ,cumin powder ,red chilli powder .
11) Toss to coat spices evenly and enjoy the yummy fries.
12) You can have this with fasting chutney like basil chutney or coriander chutney or any other of your choice or as itself also.




Variations - 1) If not for fasting You can add any dry herbs of your choice. You can add garam masala, Amchur powder ,Citric Acid, Chaat masala and make sweet potato fries .
2) You can add salt and pepper powder alone for a simpler version.

Tips:-

Sweet potato wedges should not be too thick as they will not get cooked ,nor too thin as they will get burnt.

Fasting Rules may Vary from one family to another.So check before trying any Fasting Recipe from the Website.

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